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Viviers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Viviers: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a nice view across the Rhone, although the town is also rather neglected in places

Viviers is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Viviers. For detailed visitor information see the Viviers travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Viviers include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Montelimar at 10 km and Alba-la-Romaine at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Viviers, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Viviers in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Saint-Montan

Saint-Montan

at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at the top of...

See Saint-Montan guide
Montelimar

Montelimar

at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Drome department

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its...

See Montelimar guide
Alba-la-Romaine

Alba-la-Romaine

at 11 km (direction north-west)

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide
 
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Puygiron

Puygiron

at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the...

See Puygiron guide
Grignan

Grignan

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan...

See Grignan guide
Aigueze

Aigueze

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Gard department

The pretty village of Aigueuze, listed among the 'most...

See Aigueze guide
Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights...

See Gorges de l'Ardeche guide
Vogue

Vogue

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is...

See Vogue guide
Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc...

See Pont d'Arc guide
Vallon Pont d'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide
Balazuc

Balazuc

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the...

See Balazuc guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east), in the Drome department

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which...

See Le Poet-Laval guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Drome department

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and...

See Mirmande guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ardeche

Map of places to visit near Viviers

 
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Markets in and near Viviers

  • Donzere: market Saturday (5km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (7km)
  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (10km)
  • Pierrelatte: market Friday (12km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Andeol: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (19km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Ardeche: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Ardeche: market Sunday (22km)

More information about Viviers, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Viviers, France

What to do at Viviers? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Viviers.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (11km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (13km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (16km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (23km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (35km)
  • Bois de Païolive (41km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (45km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (47km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (48km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (14km)
 
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Geography and distances

Viviers is in the southern-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Viviers is 518 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Viviers

Canton: Viviers

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Viviers

from Privas (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 518 km

from Calais: 750 km

from Nice: 223 km

from Bordeaux: 418 km

from Strasbourg: 513 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Viviers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-du-Rhone, Donzere, Malataverne, Saint-Montan and Saint-Thome.

This page in French: Visiter Viviers

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